RAINBOW - Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department honored some of its firefighters for their contributions to the Rainbow community during their Christmas party on December 13, 2009. Captain Geoff Weaver was named Firefighter of the Year, an honor voted on by the whole department.
Chief Bruce Fried acknowledged Engineer James Beebe with an award for grant writing. His efforts resulted in new turnout gear for the firefighters. Engineer Mike Fefer earned the Most Meetings Attended in 2009 award. The department holds weekly training meetings for all of its volunteers.
Engineer Jorge Gonzales was recognized for being the academy coordinator (for new recruits) as well as for going on the most calls as an out-of-district volunteer, (out of district means he lives outside of Rainbow). Other volunteers honored were firefighter Cody Lingard, second most calls for an out-of-district volunteer; firefighter Brandon Wickman, third most calls for an out-of-district volunteer, and firefighter Robert Williamson, most calls for an in-district volunteer.